Margaret Dusch

Director

Margaret joined Kids of the Kingdom in September 2020. She worked as a Lead Teacher in the Shining Stars older toddler room before taking on the role of our Director in October 2021. Margaret moved to Litchfield from West Virginia in 2015. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Theology from Wheeling Jesuit University. In her free time she enjoys cooking, gardening, reading, and spending time with her husband and four kids.

Erin Lund

Lead Teacher in Tiny Titans School Age Classroom and Support Staff for Behavioral Interventions

Erin is a Lead Teacher in the Tiny Titans School Age Classroom and our Bouncing Babies Infant Classroom.  Erin will be going back to school to finish her Early Childhood Education Degree in May of 2021.  Erin began her career at Kids of the Kingdom in September, 2019.  In her free time, Erin enjoys spending time with family and watching LDC wrestling tournaments.

Lexi Caron

Lead Teacher

Lexi is the Lead Teacher in Shining Stars toddler room. She has served as a lead teacher at Kids of the Kingdom since March 2020. In her free time Lexi enjoys baking, crafting and spending time with her new husband and pets.

Taylor Welch

Taylor Welch

Lead Teacher Baby Sharks Infant Classrooms

Taylor is the Lead Teacher in our Baby Sharks older baby Classrooms.  Taylor is a 2020 graduate of Litchfield High School.  Taylor began her career at Kids of the Kingdom in June, 2017.  In her free time, Taylor enjoys sewing, crafting, gaming, and spending time with friends.

Belinda Pottorf

Assistant Teacher

Belinda is a part time Assistant Teacher in our Baby Sharks older baby room. She joined Kids of the Kingdom in April 2021

Samantha Russell

Samantha Russell

Assistant Director/ Behavioral Specialist

Sammy is our Assistant Director and Lead Behavioral Specialist.  She helps to keep our Center running smoothly and works to ensure that Kids of the Kingdom is an inclusive environment for all the children we serve.  Sammy began her career at Kids of the Kingdom in June, 2019. She has her Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Luther College.  In her free time, Sammy enjoys spending time with family.

Emilee Hornburg

Emilee Hornburg

Tiny Titans School Age Teacher

Emilee is a Lead Preschool Teacher in the Tiny Titans School Age Classroom.  Emilee began her career at Kids of the Kingdom in August, 2015.  Emilee is finishing her Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education through SMSU.  In her free time, Emilee enjoys spending time with family and visiting Duluth.

Jordyn Copeland

Jordyn Copeland

Floating Preschool Teacher

Jordyn is currently working as a Preschool Teacher.  She has worked in all age groups since beginning her career at Kids of the Kingdom in February, 2016.  Jordyn is going to school to be a Probation Officer at Ridgewater College.  In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family.

Ellis Findley

Assistant Teacher

Elle joined Kids of the Kingdom in August 2019. She has served as the Assistant Teacher in our Shining Stars Toddler classroom since late 2020. Elle is working towards her teacher qualifications. In her free time she enjoys camping, fishing, and crafting.

Adonis Wallace

Aide

Adonis is a high school student who works as an aide in the Tiny Titans school age room after school. He joined Kids of the Kingdom in April 2021.

Tina Weseman

Tina Weseman

Bouncing Babies Infant Teacher

Tina is the Lead Teacher in the Bouncing Babies Classroom.  Tina began her career at Kids of the Kingdom in February of 2004.  Tina has her Child Development Associate Certificate in infants and Toddlers from the Center for Professional Development.   In her free time, Tina enjoys spending time with family and riding her motorcycle.

Jessica Rosales

Lead Teacher Preschool

Jessica worked at Kids of the Kingdom previously and rejoined us as a Lead Preschool Teacher in August 2021. 

Heidi Sun

Heidi Sun

Tiny Titans Preschool Teacher

Heidi Sun is a Lead Preschool Teacher in our Tiny Titans Classroom.  Heidi began her career at Kids of the Kingdom in July of 2013.  Heidi is finishing her Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education at SMSU.  In her free time, Heidi enjoys spending time with her family.

Sara Wallace

Sara Wallace

Assistant Teacher in Bouncing Babies Classroom

Sara is an Assistant Teacher in the Bouncing Babies Classroom.  Sara earned her credits to be Assistant Teacher through Child Care Aware.  Sara began her career at Kids of the Kingdom in January of 2019.  In her free time, Sara enjoys spending time with family and watching softball games.

Natalia Johnson

Aide

Natalia joined Kids of the Kingdom in February 2021. She has taken time off to spend with her newborn, but will return as an aide in the Bouncing Babies infant room.

Heidi Haapala

Heidi Haapala

Everyday Explorers Preschool Teacher

Heidi is the Lead Preschool Teacher in the Everyday Explorer’s Classroom.  Heidi will be celebrating her 30th anniversary at Kids of the Kingdom in July of 2021!  Heidi has her Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education from Ridgewater College.  In her free time, Heidi enjoys spending time with family, reading, and playing Pokemon Go.

Perri Torkelson

Lead Teacher in Busy Bees Toddler Classroom

Perri is the Lead Teacher in the Busy Bees toddler classroom  Perri is finishing her Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education at Ridgewater College.  She began her career at Kids of the Kingdom in February, 2019.  In her free time, Perri enjoys spending time with family and camping.

Casey Rober't

Casey Rober't

Everday Explorers Assistant Teacher

Casey is an Assistant Teacher in the Everyday Explorers Classroom.  Casey began her career at Kids of the Kingdom in May, 2018.  She left to complete her Bachelor’s Degree in Forensic Science from the University of North Dakota, and returned to us in September of 2020.  In her free time, Casey enjoys spending time with family and reading.

Elena Johnson

Floating Aide

Elena began as an aide at Kids of the Kingdom in June 2021. She serves as support staff across the center as needed. 

Cheryl Gabrielson

Cheryl Gabrielson

Retired Substitute

Cheryl worked at Kids of the Kingdom from April 2002-July 2021.  She retired to spend time with her family, but continues as a substitute and helping with our Chapel time for Preschool.  Cheryl earned her Teaching Credential through Child Care Aware.